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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Supreme Court gives Jack Daniel’s a chance to prove infringement in ‘Bad Spaniels’ trademark parody case
Jun 8, 2023, 01:42 pm CDT

In ‘stunning development,’ Supreme Court rules Alabama election map violates Voting Rights Act
Jun 8, 2023, 11:39 am CDT

Silicon Valley-based law firm gives associates the option of one-year deferred start dates with stipend payment
Jun 8, 2023, 09:13 am CDT

Lawyer for federal appeals judge barred from new cases finds orders ‘incredible’ and ‘stunning’
Jun 8, 2023, 08:58 am CDT

Another BigLaw firm mandates 4 days per week in office but adopts remote ‘bank’
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Proposal to require Michigan courts to use preferred pronouns has some critics
Jun 7, 2023, 02:05 pm CDT

Would nearly all felon gun bans be struck down under new 3rd Circuit opinion? Dissenter thinks so
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BigLaw firm was ‘caring only about its bottom line’ when it wrongly fired pregnant associate, suit says
Jun 7, 2023, 10:10 am CDT

Lawyer censured for using TeamViewer to snoop on former firm’s business activity
Jun 6, 2023, 03:24 pm CDT

We ‘live on a pro se planet;’ 5th Circuit allows parents to sometimes represent children without lawyers
Jun 6, 2023, 12:39 pm CDT

Bryan Cave partner on leave after arrest in undercover sting investigation
Jun 6, 2023, 11:08 am CDT

Bar admission denied for applicant who rose to law firm partnership without law license
Jun 6, 2023, 09:36 am CDT

SCOTUS will consider First Amendment right to trademark ‘Trump too small’ without Trump’s consent
Jun 6, 2023, 08:46 am CDT

Judge delays 3M ‘forever chemicals’ trial after 3 other companies announce settlement
Jun 5, 2023, 03:01 pm CDT

Is the word ‘alien’ objectionable? Federal appeals judge sees ‘no need to bowdlerize’ decisions and laws
Jun 5, 2023, 12:21 pm CDT

Leaders of Lewis Brisbois rebellion sent emails with ‘unacceptable, prejudiced language,’ law firm says
Jun 5, 2023, 11:43 am CDT

These law schools did best in blog’s ‘omnibus specialty rankings’ based on US News data
Jun 5, 2023, 08:40 am CDT

Eckert Seamans lays off business administrative professionals
Jun 2, 2023, 03:34 pm CDT

Weekly Briefs: ‘Zero matrimonial knowledge’ judge gets reprimand; judge adopts AI policy
Jun 2, 2023, 03:16 pm CDT

These 5 firms are named best for women and diversity
Jun 2, 2023, 11:35 am CDT

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